Department Of The Interior Extends Deadline For Comments On Right-To-Carry In National Parks

Published by the Author on July 16, 2008 at 2:01 am > Help Protect Our Gun Rights > Department Of The Interior Extends Deadline For Comments On Right-To-Carry In National Parks

The Department of the Interior was preparing to promulgate rules that would allow concealed carry for self defense in national parks. As the NRA reports, rather than closing the comment period as scheduled and moving toward finalizing this federal regulation, U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) and U.S. Representative Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona), succeeded in delaying the implementation of the final rule by bullying the Department of the Interior to extend the deadline for comments an additional 30 days. The goal of this extension is to give the anti-gun-rights lobby more time to oppose self defense rights in our national parks. Please contact the department of the interior and let them know that you support concealed carry and self defense rights:

  • Rules on carrying and transporting firearms should be consistent—across the board—with the laws of the state that includes the national park or wildlife refuge;
  • Law-abiding citizens should not be prohibited from protecting themselves and their families while enjoying America’s national parks and wildlife refuges;
  • The new rules should provide uniformity across all federal lands, eliminating the patchwork of laws that create confusion for gun owners;
  • Current regulations fail to account for the significant change in state laws since 1984. 48 states now have laws that permit laws that permit carrying and 40 have strong Right-to-Carry laws. Federal regulations should recognize the change in state laws and follow their lead, and;
  • The new regulations should restore the rights of law-abiding gun owners who wish to transport and carry firearms for all lawful purposes on most DOI lands, just as they do now on Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands It is critical that gun owners and sportsmen submit comments during this process.

Please submit your comments on-line at: (Click the icon next to “Add Comments”)

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  • Bonnie Wilson

    Gun Controllers Among Us, Marin County California Courts

    Most liberal Marin County Ca has repeatedly thumbed their nose at the US Constitution, then imposed their illegal actions onto a Nevada citizen. What's next?

    I was pleased to see the recent US Supreme Court ruling about gun control. Along with others that are challenging previous court rulings and laws in light of the recent US Supreme Court ruling, one more challenge desperately needs to be immediately mounted. That is the blanket all-inclusive law that a person with any sort of restraining order against them is not allowed to have any sort of a gun. That is bad law and I have always believed that is unconstitutional. It is also even worse law when the restraining order is obtained by default and a contemptible law when obtained through breaking the court’s own rules to get the default in the first place. It is a gross denial of civil rights.

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